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“Noble Farewell” Vogue US July 2010, Model: Irina Kulikova, Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

“Noble Farewell” Vogue US July 2010, Model: Irina Kulikova, Photographer: Annie Leibovitz, Makeup Stylist: Peter Philips, Hair Stylist: Guido Palau

Annie Liebovitz-Vogue

“Nobel Farewell” Vogue US July 2010, Models: Tanya Dziahileva, Frida Gustavsson, Raquel Zimmermann, Karlie Kloss, Photographer: Annie Leibovitz, Makeup Stylist: Peter Philips, Hair Stylist: Guido Palau

 

I don’t think it makes sense to play it safe in these times.
Times like this I think the world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today.

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo, Fashion Editor/Stylist: George Cortina, Makeup Stylist: Petros Petrohilos, Hair Stylist: Malcolm Edwards, Set Designer: Robbie Doig

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo, Fashion Editor/Stylist: George Cortina, Makeup Stylist: Petros Petrohilos, Hair Stylist: Malcolm Edwards, Set Designer: Robbie Doig

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

“The Girl From Atlantis” Vogue Nippon May 2010, Model: Alia Kostromichova, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo, Fashion Editor/Stylist: George Cortina, Makeup Stylist: Petros Petrohilos, Hair Stylist: Malcolm Edwards, Set Designer: Robbie Doig

Alexander McQueen Campaign S/S 2010

Alexander McQueen Campaign S/S 2010

Numero Tokyo June 2008, Model: Marcelina Sowa, Photographer: Alix Malika

Numero Tokyo June 2008, Model: Marcelina Sowa, Photographer: Alix Malika

“Kiss The Sky” W Magazine August 2008, Model: Gisele Bundchen, Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

“Kiss The Sky” W Magazine August 2008, Model: Gisele Bundchen, Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Stylist: Alex White

…pushing it to the limit, extreme limit…

In my head, if I start off weak, I can’t go above,

but if I start off high, I can re-edit down.

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Alexander McQueen Tribute” Vogue US May 2011, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“McMenamy: The Legend” Vogue Italia July 2009, Model: Kristen McMenamy, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“McMenamy: The Legend” Vogue Italia July 2009, Model: Kristen McMenamy, Photographer: Steven Meisel

“Chrysalide” Numero #108, Model: Shalom Harlow, Photographers: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello

“Chrysalide” Numero #108, Model: Shalom Harlow, Photographers: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Fashion Editor/Stylist: Samuel Francois, Makeup Stylist: Llyod Simmonds, Hair Stylist: Brent Lawler

“Study in Scarlet” Vanity Fair Sept 2008, Model: Daphne Guinness, Photographer: Michael Roberts

“Study in Scarlet” Vanity Fair Sept 2008, Model: Daphne Guinness, Photographer: Michael Roberts

“Sanctuary” W Magazine December 2009, Model: Guinevere Van Seenus, Photographer: Mario Sorrenti

“Sanctuary” W Magazine December 2009, Model: Guinevere Van Seenus, Photographer: Mario Sorrenti, Fashion Editor/Stylist: Camilla Nickerson, Makeup Stylist: Aaron De May, Hair Stylist: Recine, Set Designer: Philipp Haemmerle

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 09-10

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 09-10

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 09-10, Vogue Germany, Photographer: Paola Kudacki

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 09-10, Vogue Germany, Photographer: Paola Kudacki

“The Real McQueen” Harper’s Bazaar May 2011, Model: Kate Moss, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

“The Real McQueen” Harper’s Bazaar May 2011, Model: Kate Moss, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo, Stylist: Jonathan Kaye

Daria Werbowy by David Sims, 2009

Daria Werbowy by David Sims, 2009

“Savage Beauty” McQueen Collection Fall/Winter 10-11, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

“Savage Beauty” McQueen Collection Fall/Winter 10-11, Photographer: Solve Sundsbo

Alexander McQueen Rainbow Shipwrecked Dress Spring 2003

Alexander McQueen Rainbow Shipwrecked Dress Spring 2003, Model: Eugenia Volodina, Photographer: Steven Meisel

Is there anything that you envy about women?

 

Their hold over men…I think their sexuality. I think it’s the ultimate weapon.

“McQueen’s Kingdom” W Magazine July 2002, Photographer: Steven Klein

“McQueen’s Kingdom” W Magazine July 2002, Photographer: Steven Klein

“McQueen’s Kingdom” W Magazine July 2002, Photographer: Steven Klein

“McQueen’s Kingdom” W Magazine July 2002, Photographer: Steven Klein

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